The Ray's

Monday, July 2, 2012

New York 2010

I hate the new blogger and can't figure it out.  Sorry for the crazy placement of everything. 

In December of 2010 Chris and I decided to take a trip to New York. I've always wanted to experience New York at Christmas... 

Holy cow!!! This AZ girl does NOT like the cold.  I don't think I have ever been so cold in my entire life. My AZ "winter" coat doesn't hold a candle to the crisp New York air.  I have now experienced NY at Christmas and once was enough for this chick.

As grateful as I am for getting the opportunity to take this trip with my handsomeness I could really go for a "do-over".  It might possibly have been one of the least enjoyable trips we have had.  I was about 6 weeks pregnant and absolutely MISERABLE! 
I couldn't breathe without becoming nauseous.
I was beyond exhausted - not good when you are walking all over the city for 4 days.
I was cranky.
I didn't want to do anything but lay in bed - I didn't but I really wanted to.
Not a good combination for a vacation with your husband.

Central Park

We opted out of the carriage ride around central park.

Spider Man was very entertaining.


 It was impossible to get the whole thing in the shot.

Only WE can enjoy ice cream in 30 degree weather.  Ice cream always makes me happy.

We happened upon the premier for the Tourist and saw several celebrities... I was so cold and having trouble with my camera.
Johnny Depp - Yes, I was this close to him.  

Regis & Joy Philbin

Brad & Angelina 

                                                                        FAO Schwartz
  Remember the movie Big?

Window displays.

We attended The Late Show.  Ray Ramano was a guest.  We sat 4th row.

Waiting outside Carnegie Deli

Carnegie Deli Sandwich - $25!

 Little Italy for dinner.
Time Square @ Night

Ice Skating - We only watched. Still trying to convince Chris to give it a try.

A subway ride.

Cirque De Solei creatures.

 We stayed next to the Empire State Building.

                                                       Waiting to see In The Heights
                                                                    Great show.

Grand Central Station
Museum of Natural History


St. Patrick's Cathedral

  • One morning we woke up at 5am and headed to NBC studios to be some of the first ones in line to get tickets for SNL. They suggest lining up at 7am.  Apparently, you need to line up around 4am, at least! We managed to get tickets and were to go back later that night for the show in hopes of getting in - no guarantees. We stood in line for hours and were even offered $200 for our tickets to get a better chance of getting in.  I felt too guilty and wouldn't do it - what if they paid us and still didn't get in! Well, to make a long story short we missed getting in by 2 people! Darn those P Diddy entourage girls that walked in last minute.  We almost had it!

  •   Took the train out to Rhode Island to visit Chris' cousin, Rob and his family.
  •  Lets not forget the scary cab rides!

In spite of my pregnancy woes...

 We had a nice time and can't wait to visit again.  In warmer weather of course!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Serious updating from way back when...

In April of 2010 we celebrated our 10 year anniversary...
San Fransisco style.

Our first day there Chris surprised me with a Segway tour around San Fran. I wasn't aware that I ever wanted to do that. :) It was kind of scary, those things have a mind of their own, but it was super fun.

Plus, who could pass up those sweet outfits, not us!

Watch out, here I come!

Chris is just too smooth.

We visited Chinatown. We had to get some pictures for Ryleigh since she was obsessed with China back then. Chris is throwing out gangsta signs for Ry. For some reason she started doing that for awhile.

The Chinese Library.

Our ferry ride to dinner across the bay.

We walked up that hill. We walked/hiked EVERYWHERE! I think we only took a taxi twice the entire weekend. I have never been so exhausted.

We rented bikes.

Stopped and ate lunch on the beach...

Then, biked across the golden gate bridge.
It was an amazing day.

A night out on the town.

We partook in the Alcatraz tour...

Chris listening intently to the audio tour.

The grounds of Alcatraz with San Fran in the background.

We took the train into Oakland and went to a ball game.

It's Chris' life long dream to visit every ball park in the country. We have several marked off.

I was super sick this day so it was perfect to just sit and not do a thing. The weather was perfect.

Here we are faking a trolley ride.
We didn't want to wait in the outrageous line. So, we quickly hopped on an empty trolley while it was stopped for a moment and took a quick picture.

What a great way to celebrate 10 years of wedded bliss.